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Bats stay hot in Miami as Mets roll to win

Corey Oswalt did his part to pick up the Mets’ ailing rotation, but it was the lineup that made sure the pitcher’s effort would hold up Tuesday night.

Home runs by Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis helped build an early lead, then a four-run eighth broke the game open for the Mets, whose 8-3 win marked their second straight victory over Miami at Marlins Park.

Oswalt, who was recalled Tuesday after David Peterson landed on the injured list with left shoulder fatigue, allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings. Four relievers combined for 4 2/3 frames of one-run ball to seal the win.

“Our depth has really stepped up to help us out and to keep us going, to save some guys,” manager Luis Rojas said before the game. “That’s the best we can do; we can’t just get stuck in a moment because we’re getting surprised by some of these things like this.”

One night after Robinson Canó and Pete Alonso put on a show with two home runs apiece, the Mets launched three more home runs Tuesday as Nimmo, Davis and Amed Rosario each went deep.

Rosario drove in three runs, while Nimmo and Dominic Smith each knocked in a pair. Nimmo finished a double shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5.

Jesús Aguilar and Brian Anderson each had an RBI in the fourth against Oswalt, the only runs allowed by the Mets all night until Edwin Díaz gave up a run in the ninth.

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